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Iowa governor signs bill that gives state authority to arrest and deport some migrants

Iowa governor signs bill that gives state authority to arrest and deport some migrants

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that will make it a crime for a person to be in the state if previously denied admission to or removed from the United States.

Iowa puts $1 million toward summer meal sites, still faces criticism for rejecting federal funds

Iowa puts $1 million toward summer meal sites, still faces criticism for rejecting federal funds

Iowa is directing nearly a million dollars in grant funding to expand summer meal sites for low-income kids.

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Voters have sided with abortion rights supporters every time the issue has been directly on the ballot since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to abortion.

Clark Effect: Ratings and attendance boost could be on way for WNBA

Clark Effect: Ratings and attendance boost could be on way for WNBA

The basketball world can’t get enough of Caitlin Clark and now that the college season is over, next up is the WNBA Draft.

A judge blocks the demolition of a groundbreaking Iowa art installation

A judge blocks the demolition of a groundbreaking Iowa art installation

A federal judge has temporarily blocked plans to remove a nationally known outdoor artwork that borders a pond in a Des Moines city park.

Louisiana proposes bill similar to Texas’ migrant arrest law

Louisiana proposes bill similar to Texas’ migrant arrest law

Louisiana’s Republican-controlled Senate has advanced a bill that would empower state and local law enforcement to arrest and jail people who entered the U.S. illegally.

18.7 million: Early figures from NCAA women's title game make it most-watched hoops game in 5 years

18.7 million: Early figures from NCAA women's title game make it most-watched hoops game in 5 years

South Carolina’s victory over Caitlin Clark and Iowa in Sunday’s women’s NCAA championship game had a preliminary audience average of 18.7 million on ABC and ESPN.

The NCAA women's tourney had everything: stars, upsets, an undefeated champion. It's just the start

The NCAA women's tourney had everything: stars, upsets, an undefeated champion. It's just the start

The NCAA women's basketball tournament is having a moment.

South Carolina, Iowa, UConn top final AP Top 25 women's basketball poll to cap extraordinary season

South Carolina, Iowa, UConn top final AP Top 25 women's basketball poll to cap extraordinary season

South Carolina, Iowa and UConn have finished atop the final AP Top 25 women's basketball poll of the season.

South Carolina finishes off perfect season with NCAA championship, beating Clark and Iowa 87-75

South Carolina finishes off perfect season with NCAA championship, beating Clark and Iowa 87-75

Coach Dawn Staley and South Carolina completed their perfect season, ending Caitlin Clark’s historic college career with an 87-75 win over Iowa in the NCAA championship game.

South Carolina wins women's basketball championship, beats Caitlin Cark, Iowa 87-75 to cap undefeated season

South Carolina wins women's basketball championship, beats Caitlin Cark, Iowa 87-75 to cap undefeated season

South Carolina wins women's basketball championship, beats Caitlin Cark, Iowa 87-75 to cap undefeated season.

Powerball player wins $1.3 billion jackpot, ending record-tying streak of 41 consecutive drawings without a grand prize

Powerball player wins $1.3 billion jackpot, ending record-tying streak of 41 consecutive drawings without a grand prize

Powerball player wins $1.3 billion jackpot, ending record-tying streak of 41 consecutive drawings without a grand prize.

Powerball draws numbers for estimated $1.3B jackpot after delay of more than 3 hours

Powerball draws numbers for estimated $1.3B jackpot after delay of more than 3 hours

Powerball has drawn the numbers for a jackpot that has grown to an estimated $1.3 billion after more than three months without a winner.

Powerball lottery's $1.3 billion jackpot drawing delayed

Powerball lottery's $1.3 billion jackpot drawing delayed

The Powerball lottery drawing has been delayed to complete procedures required before the numbers are announced.

Iowa-UConn women's Final Four match was most-watched hoops game in ESPN history; 14.2M avg. viewers

Iowa-UConn women's Final Four match was most-watched hoops game in ESPN history; 14.2M avg. viewers

Iowa’s 71-69 victory over UConn at the women’s Final Four on Friday night averaged 14.2 million viewers on ESPN, making it the most-viewed women’s basketball game on record and the largest audience for an ESPN basketball broadcast.

South Carolina women's hoops coach Dawn Staley says transgender athletes should be allowed to play

South Carolina women's hoops coach Dawn Staley says transgender athletes should be allowed to play

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said she believes transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in women’s sports.

Caitlin Clark leads Iowa rally for 71-69 win over UConn in women's Final Four. South Carolina awaits

Caitlin Clark leads Iowa rally for 71-69 win over UConn in women's Final Four. South Carolina awaits

Caitlin Clark led Iowa back to the national championship game, scoring 21 points as the Hawkeyes rallied past Paige Bueckers and UConn 71-69 in the women’s Final Four.

Caitlin Clark, Iowa beat UConn 71-69 in women's Final Four, advance to NCAA title game vs. South Carolina

Caitlin Clark, Iowa beat UConn 71-69 in women's Final Four, advance to NCAA title game vs. South Carolina

Caitlin Clark, Iowa beat UConn 71-69 in women's Final Four, advance to NCAA title game vs. South Carolina.

South Carolina women stay perfect, surge past N.C. State 78-59 to reach NCAA title game

South Carolina women stay perfect, surge past N.C. State 78-59 to reach NCAA title game

All-America center Kamilla Cardoso scored 22 points and unbeaten South Carolina avoided a second straight stumble in the women’s Final Four, surging past North Carolina State 78-59.

Man convicted in decades-long identity theft that led to his victim being jailed

Man convicted in decades-long identity theft that led to his victim being jailed

William Woods was homeless and living in Los Angeles when he learned that someone was wracking up debt using his name.

Caitlin Clark and Caitlin Bueckers have been in each other's orbit for years. The Final Four beckons

Caitlin Clark and Caitlin Bueckers have been in each other's orbit for years. The Final Four beckons

Two of college basketball's biggest stars will face off when Iowa and Caitlin Clark meet UConn and Paige Bueckers in the Final Four.

Tennessee lawmakers pass bill to require anti-abortion group video, or comparable, in public schools

Tennessee lawmakers pass bill to require anti-abortion group video, or comparable, in public schools

Tennessee would become the latest state to require public school students to watch a video on fetal development produced by an anti-abortion group, or something comparable, under legislation heading to Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s desk.

Caitlin Clark of Iowa is the AP Player of the Year in women's hoops for the 2nd straight season

Caitlin Clark of Iowa is the AP Player of the Year in women's hoops for the 2nd straight season

Caitlin Clark is capping off her illustrious college career with another record breaking season.

Iowa repeals gender parity rule for governing bodies as diversity policies garner growing opposition

Iowa repeals gender parity rule for governing bodies as diversity policies garner growing opposition

An explicit requirement that Iowa’s state, county and local decision-making bodies be balanced by gender has been repealed.

Women's Final Four ticket on resale market selling for average of $2,300, twice as much as for men

Women's Final Four ticket on resale market selling for average of $2,300, twice as much as for men

The average price paid for a ticket on the resale market this week was twice as high for the NCAA women’s Final Four compared with that for the men’s semifinals.

Demolition of groundbreaking Iowa art installation set to begin soon

Demolition of groundbreaking Iowa art installation set to begin soon

Crews could next week begin ripping out a groundbreaking art installation bordering a Des Moines pond, which a local art museum says is hazardous and too expensive to repair.

Caitlin Clark's path to stardom paved by pioneering players who changed trajectory for women's hoops

Caitlin Clark's path to stardom paved by pioneering players who changed trajectory for women's hoops

Long before Caitlin Clark broke records, packed arenas across the country like Taylor Swift in sneakers and inspired young girls to be like her, women’s basketball looked very different than it does today.

DNA evidence identifies body found in Missouri in 1978 as missing Iowa girl

DNA evidence identifies body found in Missouri in 1978 as missing Iowa girl

Forty-six years after a Missouri hunter found a body in the Mississippi River, the victim has been identified as a 15-year-old girl from Iowa.

The women's NCAA Tournament is having a big moment that has also been marred by missteps

The women's NCAA Tournament is having a big moment that has also been marred by missteps

A series of missteps during the women's NCAA Tournament — topped by a mistakenly lined court in Portland — has been a backdrop to what has been a great moment for women’s basketball.

Drawing nears for $1.09 billion Powerball jackpot that is 9th largest in US history

Drawing nears for $1.09 billion Powerball jackpot that is 9th largest in US history

An estimated $1.09 billion Powerball jackpot that ranks as the 9th largest in U.S. lottery history is up for grabs.

12.3 million: Iowa's victory over LSU is the most-watched women's college basketball game on record

12.3 million: Iowa's victory over LSU is the most-watched women's college basketball game on record

Caitlin Clark can claim another record — the most-watched women’s college basketball game in history.

Teachers in Iowa district that had school shooting can get retention bonus next year under new bill

Teachers in Iowa district that had school shooting can get retention bonus next year under new bill

Teachers and staff in the rural Iowa district where a deadly school shooting took place earlier this year could get bonuses if they don’t quit their jobs under a new bill approved by lawmakers and sent to the governor.

The women's NCAA Tournament had center stage. The stars, and the games, delivered in a big way

The women's NCAA Tournament had center stage. The stars, and the games, delivered in a big way

Americans were in sports bars from coast to coast on Monday night, eyes glued to televisions and even movie screens.

College newspaper sweeps up 2 tiny publications in a volley against growing news deserts

College newspaper sweeps up 2 tiny publications in a volley against growing news deserts

Student journalists across the United States have done their bit to cover small town news for years, but a college paper in Iowa is taking a bigger swing at it.

An Iowa woman is sentenced in a ballot box stuffing scheme that supported husband's campaign

An Iowa woman is sentenced in a ballot box stuffing scheme that supported husband's campaign

The wife of a northwestern Iowa county supervisor has been sentenced to four months in jail in a scheme to stuff the ballot box to support her husband’s unsuccessful campaign for Congress.

Migrants in Iowa wonder whether to leave over a bill that could see some arrested and deported

Migrants in Iowa wonder whether to leave over a bill that could see some arrested and deported

A bill in Iowa that would allow the state to arrest and deport some migrants is stoking anxiety among immigrant communities.

Powerball jackpot nears $1 billion as drawing for giant prize nears

Powerball jackpot nears $1 billion as drawing for giant prize nears

A nearly $1 billion Powerball jackpot will tempt lottery players who think they just might hit it rich after three months without a big winner.

Numbers have been drawn for an estimated $935 million Powerball jackpot

Numbers have been drawn for an estimated $935 million Powerball jackpot

The numbers have been drawn for an estimated $935 million Powerball jackpot that has been growing since the last winner nearly three months ago.

Caitlin Clark of Iowa heads to Sweet 16 of March Madness with career, single-season scoring records

Caitlin Clark of Iowa heads to Sweet 16 of March Madness with career, single-season scoring records

NCAA Division I all-time scoring leader Caitlin Clark enters the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 as the Division I women’s single-season points record holder as well.

Correction: Abortion Referendums-Explainer story

Correction: Abortion Referendums-Explainer story

In a story published February 7, 2024, about possible abortion ballot measures, The Associated Press erroneously reported details of a proposed South Dakota amendment.